April 14, 2014 11:04 AM

U.N. rights chief condemns ‘rampant’ torture in Syria

Navi Pillay, the U.N. human rights chief, condemned the “rampant” and “routine” use of torture by the Syrian authorities, in a paper released by her office Monday, which also records torture by some armed opposition groups and serious allegations of torture and ill-treatment of children.

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